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Two U.N. soldiers stand guard in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 30, 2012 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).

‘Our Mission Is Impossible’: Inside the U.N.’s Struggle to Keep the Peace in Congo

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, and associate editor, Omar H. Rahman, discuss the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency ahead of the anniversary of his inauguration. For the Report, Philip Kleinfeld talks with Andrew Green about how efforts by President Joseph Kabila to hold onto power in the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than a year after the end of his presidential term, is driving a resurgence of militia violence.

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This episode of Trend Lines was produced and edited by Andrew Green, a freelance journalist based in Berlin. You can view more of his reporting at www.theandrewgreen.com.

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